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Table Of Contents

Acronyms and Abbreviations
Executive summary
CHAPTER 1. THE CHILEAN CONTEXT – 15
Chapter 1 The Chilean context
Population, geography and political administration
Economy and society
Chile’s education system outlined
Chile compared with other education systems
Chapter 2 Higher education in Chile
Historical background
Table 2.1. Existing universities until the early 1980s
Student population
Figure 2.3 Share of enrolment in HEIs by knowledge area, 2011
Access, retention and graduation in higher education
Financing higher education
The Chilean higher education quality assurance system (SINAC-ES)
Figure 3.1 SINAC-ES main actors and functions
Figure 3.2 The quality assurance process
Elements of an effective quality assurance system
Broader quality system considerations
Findings and recommendations
The role of licensing in assuring quality
Figure 4.1 The licensing process
Table 4.1 Development of Universities after autonomy
The role of institutional accreditation in assuring quality
Figure 4.2 The institutional accreditation process
Implementation issues
CHAPTER 5. ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF PROVISION AT THE INSTITUTIONAL LEVEL – 67
Chapter 5 Enhancing the quality of provision at the institutional level
Proposals for improvement
Box 5.1 E-TRAIN project: guidelines for training of experts
Catering for diversity
The link between the current accreditation process and access to funding
Transitional issues
CHAPTER 6. ENSURING PROGRAMME QUALITY – 77
Chapter 6 Ensuring programme quality
Promoting programmes quality improvement
Proposals to strengthen programme quality
Box 6.1 Irish University Quality Board guidelines
Box 6.3 The Washington Accord on engineering programme accreditation
CHAPTER 7. INFORMATION, TRANSPARENCY AND QUALITY – 91
Chapter 7 Information, transparency and quality
Development of the information system
Quality, reliability and accessibility of information
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Reviews of National Policies for Education: Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Chile 2013

Reviews of National Policies for Education: Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Chile 2013

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Growth and diversity have characterised higher education in OECD countries for fifty years. Chile is no exception and has experienced dramatic increases in the number of students, the range of institutions and the programmes that they offer. But wider
Growth and diversity have characterised higher education in OECD countries for fifty years. Chile is no exception and has experienced dramatic increases in the number of students, the range of institutions and the programmes that they offer. But wider

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